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Psalmós 55

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Estimated Duration
6 - 10min

ISMN : 979-0-2325-0703-3

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Notes on this piece
The Psalms are 3000 old... then... Book of Psalms, Sepher Tehillim, Zabur, one version for each monotheistic tradition. A composition of David? a collective and anonymous composition?... a savage poetry, archaic - attached to the origins - chaotic, without logic neither moral... (Claude Régy).The Psalm 55 has a striking contemporary resonance: the "town" dominated by the conflict, the violence, the war; the man excluded, isolated, constantly in flight; looking for the god's answer; prayer, call, scream, complaint; absence of God? Here, in french and in greek, the text  is used as a vehicle of phonetic colors and as a "guide" for the form narratives. Melted in the sound, rarely perceived, the text is audible by moments deliberately brightened by a fragmented writing: a procedure of extraction of strophes and verses, of words, of syllables and of vowels isolated of the consonants. The vocal writing is based on three principal vocal modes, speaking-singing-screaming, regularly found in the psalms. Here the singing is generally represented by fluid and continuous textures (glissandi), the two others by pointillistic textures or discontinuous sections (rhythms or chords).

Voices (6)
Le Cris de Paris
Conductor - Geoffroy Jourdain
"Biennale d'Art Vocal"
Cité de la Musique de Paris - 2005
Score Details
Format - A4 / US Letter
Pages - 40

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